BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
The only finch that molts its body feathers twice a year, the American Goldfinch has distinct winter and summer (breeding) plumages. Learn more about the state bird of Washington!
Birding Site of the Week
The Sunrise region of Mount Rainier National Park offers easy access to high-altitude habitats. Hiking trails wind through alpine forests, where you can see Clark's Nutcrackers, Gray Jays, Mountain Chickadees, and Sooty Grouse. The star attraction, however, resides in the alpine meadows: the elusive White-tailed Ptarmigan. Best places to check are the meadows around Fremont Lookout and First and Second Burroughs Mountain.